This is a topic you are probably all too aware of in today’s climate: job hunting and the dreaded interview. Yes, freelancers do this too (and waaay too often). The current film market here is pretty dry. So dry in fact that even seasoned and established professionals are taking micro budget jobs just to get… Continue reading Hopeful Prospects
Well, after almost a week off from a busy busy month I still find myself playing catch up with this blog. So it seems only appropriate to write about the day off we had during the Tennessee film shoot. It was a quiet afternoon in Kingsport, ghostly almost. J, a coworker, and I joked that… Continue reading Business or Pleasure?
Film is like any industry – filled with give and take. You give up plans to get days on a last minute call for work, uproot yourself/your family to take a better position in a new place or perhaps accept a slightly lower position somewhere because it has better policies or more optional for upward… Continue reading Trade off
“Let’s Roll!” Are you talking about driving or filming?… In this case: both! You’ve gotta figure though, if you work on a show about cars there’s bound to be some time on the road sooner or later. Normally, I don’t like to post about going on trips until after the fact — and I especially… Continue reading Let’s Roll!
If you’ve got a goal that takes persistent, long term commitment to reach its important to have a good support system. Whether it’s a workout budy, a study group, or family to cheer you on, etc. having strong support makes a world of difference! All the way up through college I was fortunate to have… Continue reading Support System
“On the road again. I just can’t wait to get on the road again…” The familiar lyrics replay themselves through my head as I write this from the back seat of a company van. Just a few days ago it was “walking in Memphis” so you can probably guess where they took us to work.… Continue reading Work Travel
If you’ve ever edited videos, you know that it is important (and sometimes difficult) to ensure that your audio and video files match up. Otherwise you’ll end up with a clip not too dissimilar to the theater screening scene from Singing In The Rain. No! No! NO!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6CuBK0cgX4 skip to 3 minutes in 😉… Continue reading Synching your sound